The Feast of All Saints (2001)
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Based on a story by Anne Rice, this made-for-cable miniseries explores the little-known phenomenon of the "Gens de Couleur Libres," or "Free People of Color," who lived in Louisiana at a time when slavery still held a stranglehold on much of the South. In 1822, it was not at all uncommon for attractive women of color to be retained as a "placage," a sort of "kept woman" who served the wishes of wealthy landowners, and after Philippe Ferronnaire (Peter Gallagher) enters into a loveless arranged marriage with Aglae (Jenny Levine) in order to curry the favor of her elderly (and very well-to-do) father Magloire Dazincourt (John Gilbert), he soon finds himself the father of two families -- one raised by Aglae, and another raised by his "placage" Cecile Ste. Marie (Gloria Reuben), a lovely bi-racial woman from Haiti. Philippe's son with Cecile, Marcel Ste. Marie (Robert Richard), is raised with the promise that, even though Philippe cannot officially acknowledge his parenthood, he will receive a first-class education in Europe, and Marcel finds himself travelling between the worlds of wealthy whites and economically disadvantaged Creoles in New Orleans. In time, Marcel falls in love with a girl of similar circumstances, Anna Bella (Bianca Lawson), but as fate would have it, her guardian, Elsie Claviere (Ruby Dee), has already arranged for the girl to enter into a "placage" with Vincent Dazincourt (Alec McClure), who happens to be Philippe's brother-in-law. Directed by Peter Medak, Feast of All Saints also features Ben Vereen and Ossie Davis. … More
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as Philippe Ferronaire
as Cecile Ste. Marie
as Marie Ste. Marie
as Marcel Ste. Marie
as Dolly Rose
as Elsie Claviere
as Aglae Dazincourt
as Suzette Lermontant
as Rudolphe Lermontant
as Juliet Mercier
as Older Marcel
as Richard Lermontant
as Lola Dede
as Anna Bella Monroe
as Daguerreotypist Pica...
as Grandpere Lermontant
as Robert Beauchamp
as Notary Jacquemine
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This was one of my favorite Mini-series ever.A look into New Orleans Upper Class & the tradition of "Placage" fascinated me.This was very well made & acted, I've been trying to remember the name of this for so long, & I finally found it here.I would like to see it again, & own it.Like "Roots" it is a little known History tat we all should educate ourselves better about, it is our history.
Cool movie adapted from Anne Rice's novel with the same title. It was a bit graphic in some scenes, but I enjoyed the storyline.
This movie captures your attention and keeps you engrossed so intently, you will not realize that the movie is about 3 hours or more long! There are many black stars in here when they were younger and it tells a story of truth from the olden days that is still happening now! Educational. A must see movie!
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